Transforming Self-Awareness

"Reacting to offensive comments is not simply a matter of course, where a comment is made and we just respond. These comments are typically fraught with an emotional charge. Thus, responding effectively depends in large part on our ability to recognize and acknowledge our own emotional reactions. Emotional intelligence, or EI (Goleman, 1995) is used … Continue reading Transforming Self-Awareness

The Pitfalls and Hope of Authenticity as the Answer to Social Injustice

At a retreat I recently attended at the Deer Park Retreat Center in Colorado, we were ringing in the new year with a discussion on the joy of authenticity. When we think about connecting with each other and building relationships across social differences, showing up and interacting from our authentic selves is critically important. Authenticity: … Continue reading The Pitfalls and Hope of Authenticity as the Answer to Social Injustice

What’s the best antidote to systemic racism? Giving to POC-led orgs!

The best way to stand up for social justice and to disrupt the status quo this holiday season is to donate to People Of Color (POC)-led organizations. My favorite POC-led social justice org is The Privilege Institute (TPI). Year-end donations will directly contribute to: Continuing support of the White Privilege Conference, the award-winning annual social … Continue reading What’s the best antidote to systemic racism? Giving to POC-led orgs!